Author Archives: Ron Riggs Jr
Netflix isn’t all that its cracked up to be, in my opinion. The streaming side of Netflix hosts old and B class content that just is not that appealing to me. They recently removed the DVD rental service and started Qwikster and even though thats where the better content is, you still have to wait for the DVD to come through the mail. I find it much easier to just go to a Redbox kiosk and get what you need there. I dont watch many movies so price wise it makes more sense, as long as I remember to take the movies back on time!
I’ve been hearing some talk on the internet about Amazon purchasing Netflixs’ video streaming service and it sounds like that would be a good idea for us consumers. Amazon would have more leverage to work out better deals with content providers such as Time Warner, 20th Century Fox, Paramount and others since they are already in the door and selling their product. Read the rest of this entry
If you are in the market for buying a new desktop or laptop computer, then this guide will help save you some hard earned money. When we start looking for a computer whether it is new or used we start to think about which brand is going to give you the least amount of issues and compare that to the price we are about to spend on it. The last thing we want to do is buy a laptop and have to replace the motherboard a year later because the model we just purchased is notorious for heat issues. So how can you know if you are getting a reliable computer for the money your about to shell out? Read the rest of this entry
TrueCrypt encryption software is an easy and secure way to encrypt your sensitive files. If you have pictures, movies or other files that you want hidden on your computer for what ever reason, then you definitely want to use this software.
Watch my video on how to use TrueCrypt to learn how to setup the software to start hiding your files. Enjoy!
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In todays world computers are an essential part of our lives. We use them to connect with friends, banking, job hunting, shopping and other activities. When our computers stop functioning the way we feel that they should it becomes very nerve racking. We have all heard a story or 2 about someones problems with their computers and I personally hear them on a daily basis as a computer repair tech. I will share the top 5 ways you can extend your computers life. Read the rest of this entry
Tokbox is a easy and great way to start video chatting with your friends, send video messages through email or videoconferencing. Tokbox is a web based service that allows you to connect with up to 20 people using their free service. Tokbox also has a downloadable desktop application (for Windows and Mac) that will allow you to make and receive calls without being to logged into the site.
Creating an account is about as easy as it gets. Its a simple short form that ask for your basic information, name, email and password then presto! Nothing is more annoying than wasting 10 minutes filling out pointless personal information just to create an account for a service that you just want to test out.
Once you have got that out of the way, you are ready to start searching for contacts from your Instant Messenger, email contacts and you can even import your friends from Facebook. Read the rest of this entry